Agrium Inc


  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based Potash Corp is reviewing its $4.5 billion worth of investments in China's Sinofert Holdings Ltd, Israel Chemicals, Jordan's Arab Potash Co PLC and Chile's SQM. Tilk said he is content with the influence Potash holds at Arab Potash and Sinofert. No decisions have been made, and Potash Corp would not act without consulting the...

  • PARIS, Nov 28- Louis Dreyfus Commodities named Mayo Schmidt, former head of Canadian grain handler Viterra, as its new chief executive in the latest stage of a corporate shake-up at the global trading firm. Louis Dreyfus, one of a quartet of "ABCD" companies that dominate agricultural commodity trading alongside Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge and Cargill, is trying...

  • *Uralkali suspends work at mine after water flows in. *Uralkali is key market player, part-owned by Putin ally. MOSCOW/ YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Nov 19- Shares in Russia's Uralkali, the world's top potash producer, fell sharply for a second day on Wednesday after a mine accident that could reduce global supplies and push up prices of the crop nutrient worldwide.

  • UPDATE 1-Agrium to cut 500 jobs, sell some businesses Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 5- Canadian fertilizer producer Agrium Inc will cut 500 jobs and look to sell several noncore businesses as it aims to find $475 million in savings by 2017, Chief Executive Chuck Magro said on Wednesday. Agrium will also target savings from reducing working capital at its farm retail business and trimming operating and administrative...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 4- Agrium Inc has been in "friendly" talks with activist shareholder ValueAct Capital, Chief Executive Officer Chuck Magro said on Tuesday, adding that the hedge fund approves of the Canadian fertilizer company's strategy. ValueAct on Oct. 24 disclosed it had bought a 5.7 percent stake in the company, 1-1/ 2 years after Agrium won a proxy...

  • Oct 16- U.S. farmers are cutting back on spreading fertilizer this autumn in response to a drop in crop prices to multi-year lows and a delayed harvest, dealers say, warning of a pullback that will be felt from grain markets to Canadian potash mines. Reductions in fertilizer use of an estimated 10 to 50 percent by volume could hit profits of producers such as Potash...

  • Cramer: Ominous signs for two stocks Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Investors should not overlook these companies' pre-announcement to the downside, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Calgary- based TransCanada Corp is emerging as a possible target, with several U.S. activist hedge funds reviewing the nearly $38 billion pipeline operator as a break-up candidate, people close to the matter said.

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Shareholder activism is likely to gather momentum in the Canadian energy industry in the coming months, sparked by some poor stock performance, the success of past campaigns and growing support from large institutional investors.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 3- A pickup in fertilizer demand has brightened the outlook for North American potash companies who suffered through plunging prices and profits after a European trading consortium collapsed in 2013..

  • Aug 6- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc's second-quarter profit beat Wall Street estimates as it gained from the inclusion of sales from Viterra Inc's retail centers. Agrium's U.S.-listed shares rose 2 percent to $94 in after-hours trading.

  • After-hours buzz: FOXA, GMCR, JACK & more Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 5:48 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday: FOXA, GMCR, JACK & more.

  • MOSCOW, July 29- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, said it may increase the price for a new 2015 supply contract with China by 10 percent, pressing efforts to restore prices to levels seen before last year's slump.

  • *PetSmart shares rise as much as 15 pct. July 3- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask PetSmart Inc to explore a sale, underlining troubles at the pet product retailer. Jana Partners reported a 9.9 percent stake in PetSmart, making it the company's largest shareholder.

  • July 3- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask PetSmart Inc to explore a sale, sending the pet product retailer's shares up 15 percent. Jana Partners reported a 9.9 percent stake in PetSmart in a regulatory filing, making it the company's largest shareholder.

  • This is the real worry for stocks Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    The bond market is giving the stock market angst.

  • Early movers: GM, WFC, TWC, CHTR & more Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Midday movers: Apple, FedEx, General Motors & More Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • The next disappointing report: Existing home sales Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 5:44 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    January's existing home sales are expected to show a decline of 3.5 percent to 4.7 million, and nobody will be surprised if it is worse.